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Go see Goodwin to sound him out in presidency of college. Can't yet call Board Meeting til we know that he will accept.
letter, McIlvaine, Bedell, Goodwin, Kenyon College
McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter to Bishop Bedell" (1863). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 109.
Cinc. July 11 (17) 1863
My dear Bp.
I have a letter today from Mr. [Proven] of Phila. whom I had asked to get some ideas about Dr. Good[win’s] probable acceptance of Presidency. Mr. P. had been approached through an intimate friend of Dr. G. + his impression is favourable as to the probable [result]. If we had a meeting of the Trustees I would [?] him. When had we better have a meeting? Or as it was talked of at the meeting in [?] could it be done by application to each Trustee? But has the question of Delay been settled? Again, what [?] are to be [?] him? I suppose a meeting must be held.
Chas. P. McIlvaine
Mr. Cox has been [?] called to St. Paul’s. For a High Ch. call it is as good as could be [?] I think as certain about [?] & Eccleston for ST. [?] + Christ Ch. I think Paddock too young yet for his own good to [?] either, + have advised him on accord of age & experience not to take St. Andrew’s Phila. his being [?] is a decided [?] to the Christ Ch. people. Have you informed Mr. Carter of what I wrote about the [changes] in Grace Ch. I would rather [it] should go to him from you, on the [?] I sent it. What an explicitly impudent? letter that of Fiske to [?] I suppose he was more discreet, if not more [rgiht] [?] than to write in that style.